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Friday, 30 March 2007

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"I am whatever the opposite to a 'Girly Man' is"

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Well done, 'NIB', I actually laughed at that one!

"Even our foreign policy is infected and instead of basing our actions on national self-interest, we go dashing off to war in the impossible hope of righting other people's wrongs."

No, you great soft-headed fag. This war has been fought for the exact same reasons as the rest of them: territory and resources. The only difference is in the marketing: it was packaged as a humanitarian effort in order to sell it to the people (at least retrospectively, once the WMD bullshit lost its usefulness). That you bought that lie suggests that you maybe aren't quite the Manly Mannish Man Man you think you are.

Anyway, what I meant to say is that this post is very stupid and you are a big fairy. Also: show us your bollocks.

"This war has been fought for the exact same reasons as the rest of them: territory and resources."

Well, if it was fought for territory why haven't we been more ruthless in our occupation and, indeed, why are we so eager to get out?

If it was fought for "resources", by which I assume you to mean oil, why didn't we just allow sanctions to be lifted and we could have bought as much of the stuff as we liked at an even cheaper price because the price of oil would have dropped with a new influx from Iraq?

Now try and answer the questions, Barry, otherwise I'll tell your Mum you've been wasting time on that computer again!

"Well, if it was fought for territory why haven't we been more ruthless in our occupation and, indeed, why are we so eager to get out?"

A combination of political incompetence and structural limitations on the power of representative democracies to be as ruthless as authoritarian givernments.

"why didn't we just allow sanctions to be lifted and we could have bought as much of the stuff as we liked at an even cheaper price because the price of oil would have dropped with a new influx from Iraq?"

A combination of incompetence, lack of political imagination and questionable sanity from the leadership of US/uk governments.

Well done, 'PS', you're spot on with the first, in my opinion. However, I suspect you might not follow me on to the conclusion of that observation and join me in urging for a 'Trash and Dash' policy in the future, by which I mean, we send in troops (or just missiles) to kill the government, leaving a note on the wrecked presidential desk that if there is any more trouble we'll be back!

As for the second, a little harsh coming from you who, I suspect, is in favour of supporting UN resolutions of which the sanctions were a part. You can't have it both ways, 'PS'!

David - would you mind awfully if I added that last paragraph of yours to the 'examples' section in this Wikipedia article?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man


I am whatever the opposite to a 'Girly Man'is

A Ladyboy, I think.

Sorry, 'NIB', I don't mind but I don't think they would accept it because of those two little words I carefully inserted - "I suspect" and which you carelessly failed to read.

Larry, sorry to you, too, because your 'joke' isn't a patch on 'NIB's', and let's face it, coming second to 'NIB' in anything is pretty galling!

Ah yes, 'I suspect' - I'll pop it in the 'weasel words' entry as well.

Oh, now don't play dumb, Duff.

1. Nobody is leaving Iraq. Our UK's partners in crime are currently building a string of permanent military bases at strategic points all across Iraq, not to mention the largest US Embassy in the world, ever. Iraq is a vital foothold in the Middle East for western military and political interests. Its proximity to other nations of concern to the Coalition of the Willing doesn't need to be pointed out.

2. Because the idea was not to get at the Iraqi's oil. The idea was to make sure it stays in the ground.

Now, where are those knackers at? Get yer sack out and dance for us, ya big mary.

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